Recent Media Coverage

A chronological list of CMC’s media coverage, including links to each available article or feature.

Center helps students still learning English navigate online learning – October 15th, 2020

Catherine McAuley Center continues sheltering refugees displaced from the derecho – October 13th, 2020

Learning the ropes, and English, to become a successful restaurant owner – October 13th, 2020

After derecho and fire, looking for home: Displaced Cedar Rapids family not alone in search for housing – October 7th, 2020

Catherine McAuley Center receives grant – September 10th, 2020

Iowa DHS detours from usual duties to help after derecho – September 4th, 2020

Derecho by the digits: Numbers help tell the story of the storm – August 30th, 2020

Linn County shelter will open at Fillmore Center – August 28th, 2020

DNR awards 35 Food Storage Capacity Grants to help food pantries – August 27th, 2020

A long road to recovery for some eastern Iowans impacted by storms – August 27th, 2020

Immigrants driven from apartments in Iowa derecho ask: What comes next? – August 25th, 2020

New concert raises funds for Catherine McAuley Center repair – August 22nd, 2020

Saturday concert to benefit derecho-damaged McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids – August 22nd, 2020

Hard-Hit Refugee Families Flooded With Aid, Transition To Shelters – August 20, 2020

IMagINe For Youth plans derecho recovery cookout, donation dropoff – August 20th, 2020

Des Moines volunteers see firsthand the destruction at Cedar Rapids apartments: ‘They were failed’ – August 19th, 2020

Many Iowans, Including Refugees, Living Outside After Derecho – August 18th, 2020

Lack of help after Iowa derecho felt like ‘we were back in the refugee camp’ – August 18th, 2020

Catherine McAuley Center opens shelter Cedar Terrace Apartments – August 17th, 2020

Iowa storm updates: Latest news on recovery, shelters and more, Aug. 17 – August 17th, 2020

A week after the derecho, many struggle to find shelter for Cedar Rapids refugees – August 17th, 2020

New Catherine McAuley Center damaged in storm less than a month after move – August 14th, 2020

Iowans were devastated by the derecho: Here’s how you can help – August 13th, 2020

Volunteers needed to help clean new Catherine McAuley Center building damaged during storm – August 13th, 2020

UWECI Connects To Bring Culturally Appropriate Food To Homes During The Pandemic – June 23rd, 2020

Anne Dugger ’18 MAEd uses the knowledge she gained in Mount Mercy’s master’s of arts in education degree every day as she serves the Cedar Rapids community and impacts the lives on immigrants – June 2020

Understanding vulnerable populations during the pandemic – May 14th, 2020

Cedar Rapids project feeds people ‘falling through the cracks’ during pandemic – May 6th, 2020

Catherine McAuley Center works to adapt and support – April 16th, 2020

Teaching of refugees, immigrants moves online for Catherine McAuley Center – March 24th, 2019

2020 Resolution: Keep Eastern Iowa a welcoming place – December 29th, 2019

Black Hawk County agrees to accept refugees – December 24th, 2019

Reynolds Consents To Further Refugee Resettlement But Questions Program, While Advocates Defend It – December 24th, 2019

Baby Jesus was a refugee. Refugees in Iowa right now need your help – December 24th, 2019

Supervisors approve refugee support letter – December 10th, 2019

Everyday Heroes: For immigrants who arrived an Iowa, she’s a friend and advocate – December 4th, 2019

Comment Corner – Mercy: A Medical Center/Community Resource and Support – November 2019

Starting the Next Chapter– November 5th, 2019

Comment Corner – Mercy News to You – November 1st, 2019

Hiawatha Public Library collecting feminine hygiene products for ‘Positively Periods’ drive – October 24th, 2019

The importance of literacy – October 8th, 2019

Agencies in Linn County call for more affordable housing options – October 7th, 2019

Refugee Program grows, thanks to Google award – October 7th, 2019

Catherine McAuley Center kicks off $5.5M capital campaign – September 30th, 2019

Tight McAuley Center Finds Room to Grow – September 25th, 2019

‘A place of welcome’ expands its facility for the corridor – September 24th, 2019

McAuley center starts fundraising for improvements – September 24th, 2019

Community of Dreamers grant program returns for third consecutive year – September 9th, 2019

Circle the City with Mercy works on wheelchair ramps this year – July 24th, 2019

High school students create 20-plot garden for refugees living in Hiawatha – July 5th, 2019